Three Charged In Meriwether County Murder


The Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office has made several arrests in reference to a murder and aggravated assault investigation that occurred on Highway 100 in Greenville. According to Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith, around 2:11 a.m. on August 4, his Patrol Deputies, assisted by the Georgia State Patrol, responded to the 3000 block of Ga. Hwy 100 for a shooting and ...

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Churches Hold Weeklong Prayer Event for Schools


Starting on August 2, churches around Troup County began a focused week of prayer for the Troup County School System. The churches involved encouraged their congregation to pray in their homes and workplaces for certain aspects of the school system, with one specific part to focus on each day. The first day of prayer was devoted to the school board ...

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The Troup County Board of Commissioners Celebrate Lower ISO Rating


The Troup County Board of Commissioners has been working diligently with the Troup County Fire Department over the last few years in order to lower the annual Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) rating for Troup County. As a result, the Board of Commissioners is very excited to announce the celebration of the newest ISO rating decrease to a 4/4y out ...

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Obits–August 6, 2018

STRIFFLER HAMBY David Alan Fowler David A. Fowler, 55, of LaGrange, died on Wednesday, the 1st of August 2018. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betsy” Strickland Fowler whom he married on the 13th of July 1985; his daughters, Lauren Fowler Mosley (Paul), and Dorothy Fowler; grandsons, Thomas and Henry; mother, Ann C. Fowler; sister, Andrea Trainer (Alan); nephew, ...

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Police Reports–8-06-2018

Thursday night about 9:20 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1300 block of Juniper Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. Officers arrived and spoke to the female victim, who stated her white 1995 Chevrolet Lumina van was stolen from her property. The victim stated that the vehicle was last seen the previous day by neighboring residents. An anonymous resident ...

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School System Officials Continue Safety Conversation with Local Law Enforcement


Earlier this summer, the Troup County School System (TCSS) collaborated with local law enforcement on school safety improvement measures, and recently, the group continued the discussion at a TCSS/Law Enforcement Collaborative session held at the school system’s district office. Dr. Cole Pugh, TCSS Superintendent, said, “When we called the initial meeting, we thought it was important to have law enforcement ...

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Calumet Bank Names Tracy Van Norman Columbus City President


Calumet Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Tracy Van Norman to the position of Columbus City President. Van Norman joined the Bank in 2017 as a commercial lender, and will now assume the position as market leader for Columbus. “Since joining the bank, Tracy has shown proven leadership skills by heading an effort to nearly double deposits in ...

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City of Hogansville Battles Weather, Promptly Removes Fallen Trees


The Hogansville Public Works Department had its hands full this past Wednesday, August 1st when a series of week-long storms resulted in two fallen trees in the city. Hogansville City Manager David Milliron took to Facebook at 7:03 PM Wednesday evening to alert citizens of a fallen tree on Askew Avenue at Blue Creek Court and to inform them that ...

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Caterpillar Employees Give Back to Schools


When boxes filled with school supplies were delivered to the Troup County School System (TCSS) front offices, they were freshly decorated in coloring sheets. Michael Honnold, Caterpillar Manufacturing Engineer, quickly gave credit to the artists who are all family members of Caterpillar employees. He noted many of them are TCSS students. While standing next to a variety of supplies such ...

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Pizza Employee Accused of Embezzling Thousands

LaGrange Police are investigating an incident where a former pizza shop employee reportedly embezzled thousands of dollars from a local restaurant. Officers first began investigating the incident Tuesday afternoon when they took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department about the possible thefts. A supervisor at Domino’s on Corporate Plaza Drive reported that a now former employee was discovered ...

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